Hansel Burley is dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences (COEHS) and Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M University, College Station in 1993. His research focuses on higher education developmental studies and the resilience of college students who need extra support. He has also examined diversity issues, particularly when related to college access and success. Before coming to UNM, he was an educational psychology professor at Texas Tech University where he taught and researched for 25 years. While there, he served as an associate dean for six years and a department chair for four years.
While at UNM, he has supported efforts to pay stipends to student teachers, helping make New Mexico the first state in the U.S. to do this. He is actively working to make the COEHS at UNM the leader in supporting community health education, personal wellness education, and K-12 school improvement.

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